Mayapur Online Education – Books are the Basis


One of Srila Prabhupada’s repeated instructions to his followers was to read his books. And we can see practically that the more our devotees study Srila Prabhupada’s books while practicing the process of Krishna consciousness, the more they develop enthusiasm to preach Krishna consciousness. Most of our devotees study Srila Prabhupada’s books nicely when they are helped through some study program or course.

Mayapur Online Education is an ISKCON Mayapur initiative to help devotees thoroughly study Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Srimad-Bhagavatam and other major books of Srila Prabhupada. It offers online courses on these books, and they prepare the devotees to study Bhakti-sastri, Bhakti-vaibhava, etc. I am pleased to recommend them to the worldwide community of Prabhupada’s followers.

Mayapur Online Education is an initiative of ISKCON Mayapur to produce online courses on Bhagavad-gita As It Is, Srimad-Bhagavatam and Caitanya-caritamrta and other major writings of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada. Certificates will be offered for each book separately. These courses are designed to prepare the students for ISKCON certified Bhakti-sastri, Bhakti-vaibhava, Bhakti-vedanta and Bhakti-sarvabhauma examinations. Courses on Sanskrit will also be offered. This educational project is conducted under the guidance and supervision of ISKCON Mayapur’s Educational Divisional Heads HH Bhakti Purusottama Maharaja and HG Sankarsana Nitai Prabhu.

From 1 February 2010, two online courses have been made available:
1. Basic Bhagavad-gita Study
2. Basic First Canto Study (Srimad-Bhagavatam)

These courses involve the students in a scrutinizing study of Srila Prabhupada’s purports. Students will be provided audio material containing explanations on Srila Prabhupada’s purports as a supplement for their study. They are self-paced and students can join in these courses at any time of the year. Though they can finish these courses within a period of three years, we believe they will be able to complete each course within 12 months.

The courses will be conducted in English. Teacher-student interactions constitute the core of these courses. The students’ progress is monitored by their respective teachers who give them feedback and assistance when required so that they can understand Srila Prabhupada’s teachings. As far as possible students are provided with individual help whenever they need it. Students will be able to query from the teacher about what they are studying and they will be helped accordingly.

Satisfactory performance in the course will result in the student receiving a certificate of successful completion issued by the Educational Divisional Heads of ISKCON Mayapur.

The registration fee for each course is 125 USD for students residing outside India and Rs 2,500 for students residing inside India. This fee is independent of the nationality of the students. We do not offer full or partial refunds for those who sign up for our courses and do not complete them.

For further details of the Basic Bhagavad-gita Study course, click here.

For further details of the Basic First Canto Study course, click here.

You can access a general FAQ (frequently asked questions) here.

For registering for any course click here.

Sponsor a devotee interested in deeply studying Srila Prabhupada’s books through Mayapur Online Education. Click here to learn about our scholarship fund (Vidya-dana).

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